Ahmet Erdi Öztürk

PhD Candidate/Research Asistant, University of Ljubljana

Ahmet Erdi Ozturk was born in Ankara in 1986. He had educated at the Ataturk Anatolian College. Meanwhile, he was a member of the swimming teams of various clubs including Fenerbahce. He had the honour of winning several national championships. Having completed his Bachelor`s degree at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Baskent University, he wrote a graduation paper, which is about Hizmet Movement, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Simten Cosar. Ozturk holds his first master degree (Master of Arts) from the Political Science Department in Hacettepe University. His thesis was written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Berrin Koyuncu, which is ''Islam and Capitalism Relation under the Case of Hizmet Movement'' (it will be published in 2015). Furthermore, he studied at Barcelona Autonoma University, Political Science Department as a post-graduate level and got a master of research degree as well. Currently, he is a Phd member of Ljubljana University, Political Science Department, Balkan Studies. He is looking for modern Turkish political life, state-civil society relations, Islam and politics, and protests movements. He has been presenting papers both national and international academic meetings such as IPSA 2012 and SISP 2014. He has been attending TV programmes as a speaker and writing articles both English and Turkish for some newspapers and issues such as Birgun, Zaman, Today's Zaman, Hurriyet Daily News, Open Democracy, T24 and Politus.


  • –present
    Phd Candidate, Ljubljana University
  • –present
    Research Fellow, Turkey Institute